Roy Shapira focuses on reputation, regulation, and corporate governance. Before joining the IDC faculty in 2016 Shapira headed the research efforts of the Stigler Center at the Booth School of Business (University of Chicago). He has taught for seven years a seminar on the interactions between laws, reputation and social norms at Harvard's Economics Department (winning seven teaching excellence awards).
Shapira got his SJD and LLM degrees from Harvard Law School, where both his Master's and doctoral theses on law and reputation won the Victor Brudney Prize (for best paper on corporate governance). During his time in Harvard Shapira also received the Olin Corporate Governance and Clark Byse fellowships. Prior to joining Harvard Shapira practiced law, specializing in commercial litigation. He got an LLM (summa cum laude, 1st in class) and an LLB and BA (finance) (summa cum laude, 1st in class) from the IDC.
Shapira's research on law and reputation was featured in law reviews, business management publications, and the popular press. He also practiced law and reputation, providing consulting and thought leadership services to leading business firms. He is currently working on projects on the effectiveness of economic regulation, and the interactions between the legal system and the media. He is under contract with Cambridge University Press to publish a book titled Law and Reputation.